The Columbia Tap Trail is a Rails-to-Trails conversion project which consists of over 4 miles of a 10-ft. wide, concrete, multi-use hike and bike trail along the old Columbia Tap railroad in Houston.
Kenall served as the prime consultant for the project, preparing a preliminary engineering report that included alternative route analyses. Our detailed design included plan and profile drawings, and bridge foundation details for the 270 foot-long bridge across Brays Bayou, and reviewed and modified an existing 330 foot-long railroad bridge over State Highway 288. We designed the bikeway to TxDOT/AASHTO design criteria. We also managed permitting and the sub-consultants who performed geotechnical studies, environmental studies (Phase I and II ESAs), hydraulic analyses, a traffic warrant study, bridge inspection, and public outreach services including newsletters and public meetings.